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  • Published: 3 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9781775531722
  • Imprint: Random House New Zealand
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 110

Children's Grief

A Guide For Parents



Loss, grief and death explained for children.

Loss, grief and death explained for children.

A companion volume to Coming to Grief, this book is a guide to help adults talk to children about loss, grief and death. The author provides practical, helpful information and offers guidelines and strategies when dealing with sensitive situations in relation to children.

Children experience grief and loss for many reasons: loss of a loved one, a separation or divorce, change of schools or the death of a pet. The author, Pam Heaney, recognizes the difficulties adults face when talking to children about death; one of our biggest hurdles is not in educating children about loss but rather in equipping ourselves to do so.

In this frequently consulted and much praised book she she concludes that we need to understand the distress children face when grieving and offer much-needed support.

  • Published: 3 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9781775531722
  • Imprint: Random House New Zealand
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 110

About the authors

Pam Heaney

Pam Heaney is a highly experienced grief counsellor and a former funeral director. She has directed educational programmes for health professionals, volunteers, families and support groups; has organised therapeutic workshops; has worked as trauma debriefer and lectures on the subject extensively. She was co-founder of the Grief Education Trust and contributed to the establishment of the National Association for Loss and Grief.

She gives clear, straightforward advice and respectfully recommends practical advice for different age groups, especially teens. As she says, understanding the needs of children will help us help them when they're most vulnerable.

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